CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5-2690 vs E5-2603V4 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon E5-2690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon E5-2690  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon E5-2690

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 20 MB vs 15 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 14,178 vs 5,621 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
More threads 16 vs 6 10 more threads
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,853 vs 974 More than 90% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 7.64 pt/W vs 1.99 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel E5-2603V4

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Intel E5-2603V4

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 109.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports more RAM 1,572,864 MB vs 393,216 MB Supports 4x more RAM
Significantly better performance per dollar 0.8 pt/$ vs 0.49 pt/$ More than 60% better performance per dollar
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 32.52 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 118.26 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5-2690 vs E5-2603V4

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Xeon E5-2690
14,178
E5-2603V4
5,621

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2603V4 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 135W 85W
Annual home energy cost 32.52 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 118.26 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 7.64 pt/W 1.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 109.69W 69.06W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 51,200 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 3,200 MHz

details

Xeon E5-2690  vs
E5-2603V4 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 6
L3 cache 20 MB 15 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.53 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz 1.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.53 GHz 2.3 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum memory size 393,216 MB 1,572,864 MB
Intel Xeon E5-2690
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